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A Look Back at the New Orleans Hornets Family Fun Day
Just in case you were wondering what you missed at the New Orleans Hornets Family Fun Day, our media specialist, Andrew Smith, put together a video to bring the action to your computer screen. Run time is only 45 seconds.
Tell me there isn’t a smile on your face after watching that.
In lockout news, the players and owners met today for six hours, after which Henry Abbott noted on twitter, “Bigwigs not saying much after 6 hours of NBA CBA talks might be fantastic. Main reason to talk is to shift blame.”
Let’s hope he’s right.
I heard Super Hornet dunked from half-court. Andrew, did you not get that of video? Or the the awesomeness just break the camera?
There are two nearly subconscious reasons for optimism. The entire country got fed up with the debt ceiling debacle...both sides being intransigent, looking childish, and creating a disastrous outcome. The entire political atmosphere is caustic. Do the players and owners want to fit into that public perception? People are weary. If a solution were to be found, it would make everyone look really good in this discouraging, can't-agree-on-anything (even the night of the President's address to the nation) environment. The NFL found a way to settle; that sets a recent precedent in sports. I hae some kind of weird faith in Derek Fisher. He's not the ideologue that Hunter is. Smarter and more political too. At this stage in his career, he could set himself up as a problem solver, much to his advantage for future employment. Maybe it's the rose colored glasses, but I've got a feeling things might be worked out in time to save the season...the entire season (maybe with a shortened camp, I don't know).
You feeling ok, James? This optimism... It's nice, don't get me wrong... But usually you come with something more . . . balanced . . . If James is excited, maybe there is some real hope, eh?
I"ll try to reign it in. Guess I was dreaming. Thanks for the wake-up call. But before I open my eyes to the harsh light, I do think the way both sides agreed to keep the attendance small and private for the last meeting (and it seems they've been successful at that), bodes well for some kind of progress. They were together for quite a long while. They had to be getting somewhere. There's a political side to it too. If the season doesn't open on time, or at least reasonably so, it becomes another stone in the shoe for the Obama administration, and I don't think most the players want that. That's not a tie-breaker, but it is a consideration.
Ha. Not what I meant. I meant that if there is hope that can sway you, then that must say something significant about that hope. I still think the players vs. owner thing is a distraction . . . owners have to unite before all that gets done from where I sit, at least if the reports of losses are accurate AND those are operating losses.